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Wow! Very nice photograph.
I too really like the idea of incorporating a strong back light into this photograph. However, I would change 1 thing. I’m not sure I agree with the placement of the sun. The sun is very close to the center of the composition and I’m not drawn to the blown out area around the sun. I do think, however, that the sun, especially at that particular angle, holds a lot of potential.
I would have built on the idea of using the snow drift as a leading line by doing a few things.
1. First, move to the left and get lower. This would help you incorporate the snow drift as a stronger foreground element. This would force your composition to have a stronger sense of depth and the leading line would be more noticeable.
2. By moving to the left you could also reposition your sun. I would experiment with placing the sun behind your main object (the hut). The result would be a halo effect which would draw more attention to the hut and hide most of the blown out area of the sun. For example, look at this photograph:
Putting the sun behind your object could have helped you achieve this effect as well.
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This is a great image though. I just want to push you to experiment with lighting and object placement. Great work!